After taking a very long break from commenting acerbically upon the posturing of thıose deluded enough to believe that they have sufficient nous to make a 'contribution' to British society, due to continuing ill health, I awoke this morning wondering what in the hell has happened to Ian Tomlinson. Expenses scams and spurious swine flu epidemics (the Govt's stocks of Tamiflu have reached their 'use by' date, dontcha know: what better way to erode otherwise useless stocks and make Big Pharma richer than claiming a pandemic is sweeping the globe??) have swept the sinister - and in Tomlinson's case, deadly - events of the G8 under the carpet. Has Tomlinson's killer(s) been accused, tried, reprimanded, sentenced? Or none of the above? We need answers; we need them now.
Incidentally, much of what the smiling politicians *actually* got up to at the G8 has also been swept neatly under the rug. I refer in particular to the Roma-Lyon Group which, in its fight against organised crime, is tasked with 'identify(ıng) and promot(ing) best practices for expanding biometric identity management practices for travellers and improving security in all modes of transportation'. (See http://www.statewatch.org/news/2009/jul/g8-counterterrorism-2009.pdf). Needless to say, the group is neither elected nor accountable nor subject to any scrutiny - unlike us. It seems that the onus of democracy falls on we the people, and the freedom of tyranny upon they the leaders.